DONNELLY ElizabethPosted: February 28th, 2014
Elizabeth Joan Donnelly (nee Robinson) died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, February 24, 2014 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 81. She was born in Regina and as a young girl moved with her family to Calgary where she attended Balmoral Junior High and graduated from Crescent Heights High School. Following graduation, Joan successfully completed nurses training at the General Hospital in Calgary in 1954. That same year she met and married Tom Donnelly. After 42 years of marriage, Tom died suddenly in White Rock, BC and Joan returned to Southern Alberta, where she has lived ever since. Joan is survived by her children; Rick (Karen), Patti, Donna (Rick), and Cathy; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her much loved sister-in-law Kathleen (Rick) Neild, and brother-in-law Jim (Barb) Donnelly. A special thank you to all who assisted Joan throughout her final battles with cancer. At Joan’s request, there will be no funeral service, and her ashes will be laid to rest beside Tom at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in White Rock. A reception will be held at the Lethbridge Moose Lodge, 1401 Fifth Avenue North on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. Flowers are gratefully declined, but donations may be made to the charity of your choice.